SOURCE: MailFrontier

April 19, 2005 08:00 ET

Heidrick & Struggles Hires MailFrontier to Protect Against Unwanted Email

MailFrontier Protects Executive Search Firm From Spam, Phishing and Directory Harvest Attacks

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, a leader in email security, today announced Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the world's premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, has selected MailFrontier Gateway™ Server to prevent growing email threats, such as spam, phishing and directory harvest attacks, from reaching its corporate network. Heidrick & Struggles selected MailFrontier for its industry-leading email security protection and effortless control for both employees and administrators.

With more than 1,800 active email users and millions of inbound emails each month, Heidrick & Struggles' IT department was fielding complaints from email users about spam, and struggling with an overburdened email server processing email from countless directory harvest attacks. Recently, the company also started seeing a rise in phishing emails. The IT department wanted to better protect both employees and network security, so they decided to find a new solution. It was important to find an email security solution that would block existing and emerging email threats, but was also easy to use.

"The content filtering solution we had been using couldn't keep up with new and evolving email threats -- too much was getting through to internal systems and slowing performance," said Pat LaPatra, network engineer for Heidrick & Struggles. "MailFrontier offered us the best of all worlds, including ease-of-administration, user controls to minimize employee reliance on IT, and most of all reliability. We've found 40-50 percent of our email comes from spam and DHAs. Now our email server doesn't have to process those emails, making everything work better."

The IT team was able to install MailFrontier Gateway and get it up and running in less than an hour. Since installing MailFrontier, Heidrick & Struggles' IT team has received positive feedback from end users about the effectiveness and the helpful junk summaries. "Setting it up was a breeze, and overall we've been very pleased. I hardly ever have to touch it and our users are happy. Best of all, MailFrontier is also helping us stay safe from new tricks and emerging threats -- the performance has been even better than expected," added LaPatra.

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is a leading provider of email security solutions that stop unwanted email by protecting enterprises from the growing number of dangerous and costly email threats while giving them the ability to anticipate and stop new threats as they emerge. MailFrontier offers a comprehensive defense against all known email threats, including spam, viruses, phishing, blended threats and other attacks, such as directory harvest attacks. The company has more than 1,000 customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Monrovia Growers, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

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